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Establishment Clause of the First Amendment: Quiz


Question 1: The Establishment Clause of the First Amendment refers to the first of several pronouncements in the ________, stating that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion".
Second Amendment to the United States ConstitutionFirst Amendment to the United States ConstitutionEqual Protection ClauseFourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Question 2: ________
Establishment Clause of the First AmendmentSeparation of church and state in the United StatesUnited States ConstitutionUnited States Bill of Rights

Question 3: Prior to the enactment of the ________ in 1868, the Supreme Court generally held that the substantive protections of the Bill of Rights did not apply to state governments.
Eighteenth Amendment to the United States ConstitutionFourteenth Amendment to the United States ConstitutionTwenty-seventh Amendment to the United States ConstitutionCitizenship Clause

Question 4: Rehnquist) have argued that the majority of states did have "official" churches at the time of the First Amendment's adoption and that ________, not Jefferson, was the principal drafter.
Thomas JeffersonJames MadisonJames MonroeAlexander Hamilton

Question 5: In that case, the Court ruled that the funding was to a ________ organization—the hospital—and was therefore permissible.

Question 6: In ________ (1992), the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the offering of prayers by religious officials before voluntarily attended ceremonies such as graduation.
William RehnquistJohn Paul StevensPlanned Parenthood v. CaseyLee v. Weisman

Question 7: In ________ (1947), the Supreme Court upheld a New Jersey statute funding student transportation to schools, whether parochial or not.
Everson v. Board of EducationSupreme Court of the United StatesFelix FrankfurterHugo Black

Question 8: Many social conservatives are critical of the court's reasoning, including the late Chief Justice ________.
John G. RobertsEarl WarrenWilliam RehnquistSandra Day O'Connor

Question 9: There, the Court upheld a ________ statute permitting the use of tax revenues to reimburse parents of students.
MinnesotaMinneapolis – Saint PaulNorth DakotaSaint Paul, Minnesota

Question 10: Further important decisions came in the 1960s, during the ________ era.
John Marshall Harlan IIWarren CourtHugo BlackEarl Warren


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